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Property Taxes

Property Taxes
The City’s 2023 tax levy for collection in 2024 is $17.5 million, excluding special service areas and tax increment financing. The levy rate decreased 36% from 1.045 for the 1993 levy to 0.664 for the current year. The City has made a significant effort to minimize growth in property taxes.   

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Properties in North Shore School District 112  
The City receives only 8% of the property taxes assessed on Highland Park property owners. The majority of the property taxes (72%) are remitted to schools, including elementary, high school, and college. A breakdown of the 2023 property tax levy, collected during calendar year 2024, follows:  

Agency in School District 112 Levy Rate % Total
North Shore School District 112 3.560    41%
Highland Park High School District 113 2.477    28%
City of Highland Park 0.664     8%
Park District of Highland Park 0.596     7%
County of Lake 0.586     7%
College of Lake County 532 0.294     3%
City of Highland Park Public Library 0.208     2%
Lake County Forest Preserve 0.168     2%
North Shore Water Reclamation District 0.159     2%
Township of Moraine 0.050     1%
Southlake Mosquito Abatement 0.010 0.1%



Properties in Deerfield Public Schools District 109  
The City receives only 8% of the property taxes assessed on Highland Park property owners. The majority of the property taxes (72%) are remitted to schools, including elementary, high school, and college. A breakdown of the 2023 property tax levy, collected during calendar year 2024, follows:   

Agency in School District 109 Levy Rate % Total
North Shore School District 109 3.631 41%
Highland Park High School District 113 2.477 28%
City of Highland Park 0.664 8%
Park District of Highland Park 0.596 7%
County of Lake 0.586 7%
College of Lake County 532 0.294 3%
City of Highland Park Public Library 0.208 2%
Lake County Forest Preserve 0.168 2%
North Shore Water Reclamation District 0.159 2%
Township of Moraine 0.050 1%
Southlake Mosquito Abatement 0.010 0.1%



Lake County Assessment List
The Moraine Township Assessor or the West Deerfield Township Assessor assesses Highland Park properties. Residents can access Lake County’s Assessment List or contact the Lake County Assessment Office at 847.377.2050 to determine which Township assesses their property.

West Deerfield Township Assessor
The West Deerfield Township Assessor is responsible for assessing the value of select properties in Highland Park. The City has no jurisdiction in this regard. Residents can contact the West Deerfield Township Assessor at 847.945.0614 should they have questions regarding the valuation of their property.

Moraine Township Assessor
The Moraine Township Assessor is responsible for assessing the value of select properties in Highland Park. The City has no jurisdiction in this regard. Residents can contact the Moraine Township Assessor at 847.432.2100 should they have questions regarding the valuation of their property.

For more information on property taxes visit the Lake County web site

Additional Agencies Serving Residents
The City of Highland Park is one of several government agencies serving City residents. Each of these agencies is operated under a separately elected board and make policy, tax levy, and spending decisions independent of the Mayor and City Council. Following are links to the web sites of these separate taxing districts where financial information may be accessed.